Osvaldo Cirne Amaro

Name: Osvaldo Cirne Amaro

Job Title: Ozzy joined the ARMOR team in January of 2019. He was hired to fill the position of machine operator but, the job title Smooth Operator is far more fitting. Ozzy seamlessly moves between working in ARMOR’s production area and in its shipping department and he is a huge asset to the entire ARMOR team.

Where Do You Live: “I live in Howell, Michigan, we have lived in our home there for three years now. I am originally from Puebla, Mexico.”

Family Details: “I am married and my wife Dawn and I will celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary in December. We have three daughters:  Carle 26, Gabriela 20, Masiela 15, and 1 granddaughter; Corrine, who turned three years old in June.”

What aspect of your job do you enjoy the most? “I enjoy the knowledge I am gaining by working at ARMOR and I also enjoy the trust and freedom that I have to prioritize my work to ensure I complete all duties efficiently. Best of all, I feel appreciated and I appreciate the family atmosphere ARMOR provides.”

Experience before coming to ARMOR: “I came to ARMOR having worked in management and as a regional trainer from the kitchen-side of a restaurant for close to 13 years. I also worked as a warehouse manager that shipped, received and stored plastic pellets.”

If you could trade places, who would you like to be for a day and why? “I would like to trade places with my wife who works as a lending support specialist. A switch with her would give me a better understanding of the financial world and I could benefit from all of the knowledge she has gained over the years. It would probably help me to appreciate her more and understand why she has so many headaches too!”

Hobbies: Ozzy loves to go fishing, listen to loud music, and to work around his yard.

Favorite Food: “I love tacos!”

What are you currently watching on Netflix? “I just finished Ozark, but now that it is summertime I am taking a break from Netflix!”

What song is most likely to get you to dance? “Five More Hours” by Deorro

Favorite Quote: “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

Osvaldo Cirne Amaro and Wife
Osvaldo Cirne Amaro Family Wedding
Osvaldo Cirne Amaro and Granddaughter

Meet Adrian Scherer

Name: Adrian Scherer

Job Title: Shipping and Receiving Coordinator

Where do you live: Owosso, Michigan

Family details: Adrian is happily married to Veronica and he has five children:  Logan age 7, Lilly age 6, Liberty age 4, Leo age 2 and Leroy is 3 months old

History with ARMOR: Adrian began working with ARMOR in January 2017 through the temp agency Express Employment and was hired as an “official” ARMOR employee in May 2017.

Experience: “I’ve been known to do many different things for employment.  I have worked on farms, as a baker at Tim Hortons, as a supervisor at food markets, as a quality supervisor at R.E.D. Laser, and I once was a landscaper for Boyd Landscaping where I acquired my CDL.  Here at ARMOR, I prepare and package our products for shipping, I schedule, load and unload trucks, and I assist customers with their shipping-related questions and needs.”

Hobbies: “First and foremost, anything that has to do my family is a primary interest. I also love to hunt, fish, camp, and I even participate in a little airsoft gun combat on the side (it’s like paintball but better).”

Favorite Food:  Adrian is a fan of hot wings and steak tacos but his true love is BACON.

If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?  “I would bring a hatchet, a cooking pot, and the last item is a bit of a toss-up between a volleyball or some paracord, but I guess if I had to choose I’d probably go with the paracord because it is functional.”

Latest Accomplishment: “It would have to be the birth of my youngest son Leroy, if there’s anything great that I have done in this world it would be my children.”

Favorite Holiday: “My favorite holiday has to be Halloween, but I may be biased because it is also my birthday. As far as traditions go, I really enjoy around Christmas time when we go through our stuff and donate the things that we no longer use or have the space for because what might not be special for us anymore might be special for someone else.”

What is your favorite playlist? “Walk” by Pantera, “All of me” by John Legend, and “Hurt” by Johnny Cash, just to name a few.

Favorite Quote: “The only thing to fear is fear itself.”  — Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Meet Jeff Short

Name: Jeff Short

Job Title:  Jeff’s business card reads Eradicator of Rust but his “behind the scenes” title is Technical Sales Manager – Southeast US.

Name of Company: Armor Protective Packaging® 

History with ARMOR: “I started in my sales position with ARMOR in July of 2017. I cover the Southeast Territory covering Georgia, North and South Carolina, Virginia and eastern Tennessee.”

Where Do You Live: Johnson City, Tennessee 

Family Details: “My family includes my beautiful wife Sarah, daughter Emma, and three dogs Addy, Ava and Bentley.”

Experience: Before joining ARMOR, Jeff worked for Citigroup both while attending East Tennessee State University and after graduation.  He then worked in sales at an industrial distributor and corrugated company.  “I have been in management along with packaging-based sales for several years.”

Hobbies: Jeff is an avid outdoorsman – hunting and boating are among his favorite pastimes.

Favorite Food: Chick-fil-A

Latest Accomplishment: “I can put on my own pants and socks!”

If you were stuck on an island what would you bring? “I would bring a boat, a phone, a knife and my wheelchair.”

Favorite Holiday: “I love Christmas, it’s the best time of the year with kids.”

What is on your favorite playlist? “My favorite is fun summer time music. I use the same play list for the lake and the gym!”

Favorite Quote: “A wise man once said, if you believe you can achieve.”

Jeff Short with Daughter
Jeff Short with Daughter

Meet Kelsey Tokan

Team Profile

Name: Kelsey Tokan

Job Title: Marketing Assistant

Name of Company: Armor Protective Packaging®

Where Do You Live: Howell, MI

Family Details: “My immediate family is just my parents and my older brother and we all live in Howell.”

History with ARMOR: “I started at ARMOR in 2016 during my junior year of college.  I was a marketing intern and I had such a great time that I never left!”  After two years of interning, Kelsey was hired as a full-time member of the ARMOR Marketing team.  “I now hold the position of marketing assistant and I am beginning to focus on a more specific role in digital marketing.”

Experience: “During my four years attending Michigan State University, I worked at its MSU Breslin Student Events Center.  I started in security and customer service then transitioned to the marketing staff, primarily working on social media and event photography until I eventually became director of the student staff. It was a really cool opportunity to be able to work at so many different events including time spent courtside at MSU Basketball games.”

Hobbies: “I love to ‘road trip’ with my best friend Maddie.  We’ve been on The Ellen Show, had front row seats at a Tampa, Florida Lorde concert, and made the trip to Texas for the Cotton Bowl. We never really know where we’ll end up next!”  Kelsey is also a bit of a Spotify addict (a digital music streaming service) and enjoys shooting hoops, concerts and traveling.

Favorite Food: Chicken and Nachos!

If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?  “I would definitely bring my best friend, an alcoholic beverage, and something to listen to music on.”

Latest Accomplishment: “Making the journey to the ‘land down under.’  Last year, I was fortunate to travel to New South Wales, Australia, and spent some time with locals. It’s an experience I never thought I’d have and I hope to go back one day soon to see more of the country!”

What is on your favorite playlist or “watch” list?  “My current favorite singer/musician is Lana Del Rey and I just finished the first season of BBC America’s Killing Eve and it was phenomenal.”

Favorite Quote: “Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.” – Beyoncé

Kelsey Tokan and Friends
Kelsey Tokan Australia

ARMOR Hires Seancy Schnapp as Account Manager

Seancy Schnapp is welcomed to ARMOR as an account manager providing additional sales support to Michigan. Seancy spent the previous eight years as a merchandiser and most recently a merchandiser supervisor with IGT, contractor of the Michigan State Lottery.

Laura Prang Joins ARMOR’s Customer Care Team

ARMOR welcomed Laura Prang to the Customer Care team as a Customer Coordinator. Laura has a degree in Business Administration from Lansing Community College and spent 15 years working in the medical field working with clients prior to joining ARMOR.